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Revise Verb Endings: -s, -ed and -ing 2

In this worksheet, students practise adding 's', 'ed' and 'ing' to regular verbs ending in 'y', 'ss', 'zz', 'sh' and 'ch'.

'Revise Verb Endings: -s, -ed and -ing 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A verb is a doing or action word. Many verbs follow certain rules when we add endings to them. These are called regular verbs.

Boy jumping

In this worksheet we are going to look at adding s, ed, and ing to different types of regular verbs.

 

For most verbs ending in y we need to change the verb before we add the endings.

carry    carries    carried    carrying

The y changes to i before adding s or ed, but not before adding ing.

 

For many verbs ending in ss, zz, ch or sh the rule is different again.

hiss    hisses    hissed    hissing

buzz    buzzes    buzzed    buzzing

touch    touches    touched    touching

wish    wishes    wished    wishing

We have to add e before adding s, but not before adding ed or ing.

Add ed to the following verb.

 

try

Add s to the following verb.

 

wash

Add s to the following verb.

 

fizz

Add ed to the following verb.

 

bury

Add ing to the following verb.

 

spy

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Janey's baby sister cryed all day because her teeth were hurting.

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

John and Holly got marryed on Saturday. Holly looked beautiful in her dress and everyone said the bridesmaids were very pretty.

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

It was a warm afternoon. The birds were singing and the bees buzzd all round the flowers as they collected the pollen.

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Joanna finds spelling difficult. She always worrys before a spelling test.

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Zoe gets up late every day and rushes her breakfast. She often misses the bus even when she hurrys.

  • Question 1

Add ed to the following verb.

 

try

CORRECT ANSWER
tried
EDDIE SAYS
Great to see you having a go! When a verb ends in 'y' we change the 'y' to an 'i' and add 'ed'.
  • Question 2

Add s to the following verb.

 

wash

CORRECT ANSWER
washes
EDDIE SAYS
The trick here is to remember the rules that apply. When a verb ends in 'sh' we have to add an 'e' before adding the 's'.
  • Question 3

Add s to the following verb.

 

fizz

CORRECT ANSWER
fizzes
EDDIE SAYS
Again the same rule applies here. As the verb ends in 'zz' we have to add 'e' before we add the 's'. You've got this!
  • Question 4

Add ed to the following verb.

 

bury

CORRECT ANSWER
buried
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Remember that if a verb ends in 'y' we replace the 'y' with an 'i' and add 'ed'.
  • Question 5

Add ing to the following verb.

 

spy

CORRECT ANSWER
spying
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! When we are add the suffix 'ing' to a verb that ends in 'y' we need to keep the 'y' and just add 'ing.
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Janey's baby sister cryed all day because her teeth were hurting.

CORRECT ANSWER
cried
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one correct? The word 'cried' is spelt incorrectly in the example. As the root verb cry ends in a 'y' we replace the 'y' with and 'i' and add the suffix 'ed'. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 7

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

John and Holly got marryed on Saturday. Holly looked beautiful in her dress and everyone said the bridesmaids were very pretty.

CORRECT ANSWER
married
EDDIE SAYS
Amazing effort well done! In this example 'married is spelt incorrectly. As the root word 'marry' ends in a 'y' the rule applies. We drop the 'y' and replace it with 'i' and then add 'ed'.
  • Question 8

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

It was a warm afternoon. The birds were singing and the bees buzzd all round the flowers as they collected the pollen.

CORRECT ANSWER
buzzed
EDDIE SAYS
When a verb ends in 'zz' we need to add an 'e' before the 'd'. So the word becomes 'buzzed'.
  • Question 9

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Joanna finds spelling difficult. She always worrys before a spelling test.

CORRECT ANSWER
worries
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly there now rock star! The root verb 'worry' ends in a 'y'. This means we replace the 'y' with an 'i' and add the suffix 'es'.
  • Question 10

Read the sentences and work out which verb has been spelt incorrectly. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Zoe gets up late every day and rushes her breakfast. She often misses the bus even when she hurrys.

CORRECT ANSWER
hurries
EDDIE SAYS
High five! You've got this now! As the root verb 'hurry' ends in 'y' we replace the 'y' with an 'i' and add 'es'.
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